And You Will Have Recipes

My children love to eat fudge as a special treat, but  I’ve found that fudge is pretty tempermental and that it’s not quite so easy to make.  However, I do seem to have better luck making the “no-cook” fudge varieties.  This is one of my favorite recipes for fudge because it’s easy and relatively inexpensive to make. I have never had this recipe fail me!  That’s a bonus.

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This is a healthy alternative to fried potatoes and goes well with most any meal.  My children also love the oven-roasted potatoes and have no idea that it’s healthy for them!

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This is another recipe passed down from my grandmother.  These sandwiches are great for a quick lunch and they are easy and quick to make.  My children enjoy helping me make them too!  Add a salad or some soup for a complete meal!

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When I was a child, we often got Amish Friendship Cake batter as a “gift”.  I put that word in quotes because some people don’t find friendship cake batter to be much of a gift. In fact, some people consider Amish Friendship cake batter to be the cake version of a chain letter. Read on and you’ll see why.

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This is one of my favorite recipes because it’s easy to make and popular with the kids.  Its also a great choice for a casserole to take to a church supper or community event. When I make this casserole, I usually add a side salad and a loaf of fresh bread to complete the meal. (more…)

This is a fun snack to make and eat, especially for beginning cooks.  This is also a great way to keep the kids busy during summer break.  (more…)

Cookies are great to make for summer snacks when the kids are at home.  During the summer months when children are at home, it can really wreck your food budget!  Making homemade cookies is a great way to keep your kids busy and the homemade goodies will also help to keep your food budget on track.

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When I was a child, my mother often made  snickerdoodle cookies for my sisters and I to eat as a special treat.  My children now love when I make them snickerdoodle cookies, although it seems that I usually make them in the winter months. 

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Summer’s here! Time for swimming, biking, sunbathing, and picnics. You’ll probably be invited to lots of outdoor gatherings with family and friends this summer, and this I’ve got a perfect recipe for a dessert that’s sure to be a hit. My mom always made this orange jell-o cake when I was growing up. It’s light, cool, and refreshing – great for a summer get-together. It’s also easy to make. With our hectic summer schedules, I’m sure everyone will like that. (more…)

During the summer time when the kids are home, I am amazed at how much food they can eat!  In addition to having plenty of fruits and vegetables on hand for them to munch on, I also try to have some special treats for them.  However, buying treats at the store can really wreck your grocery budget.

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As the end of school approaches, experienced parents know to expect an almost never ending assortment of events, parties, and other school functions.  For many of these events, parents are asked to contribute baked goods or other treats.

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Not long ago, I shared my favorite wheat and dairy free muffin recipe. These muffins are so yummy and decadent, you’d never know they were missing the wheat and milk. There are lots of things people who are watching their weight or who have allergies like me can eat that don’t include wheat and milk. You just have to be a little creative and put forth a bit of extra effort to avoid such common ingredients.

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This is another time revered family recipe handed down from my grandmother.  At the top of the well worn recipe card is written:  kissing wears out; cooking don’t!  That was one of my grandfather’s favorite sayings, and this was one of his favorite recipes which graced the table at family gatherings and holidays.  It’s also easy to make which means that it’s a great way for new cooks to increase their confidence!

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This recipe was handed down from my grandmother, who made the recipe often.  You can tell this because the recipe card is well worn and stained.  A sure sign of a great recipe in my book! The cupcakes are basically a chocolate cupcake with a cream cheese topping.

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